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This Virginia school district says it isn’t banning Dr. Seuss’ books. On the annual Read Across America Day, it’s just no longer emphasizing them

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A school district in Virginia recently made headlines for allegedly banning books by Dr. Seuss. But Loudoun County Public Schools(LCPS), located in Ashburn, said it is not banning books by the famous children's aut...

This Wayne County, Michigan, program is helping exonerate people for crimes they didn’t commit. Now it’s going statewide

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After spending more than 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Larry Smith was released February 4 through the Conviction Integrity Unit at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in Michigan. The feeli...

In ‘It’s a Sin,’ the music is its own language

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Washington "It's a Sin," the extraordinary new miniseries now on HBO Max, is about the devastation of the AIDS crisis, yes, but the show is also about the delights of queer kinship bonds, and the urgency of those con...

It’s the US’ deadliest avalanche season in years. Experts say Covid is partially to blame

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US economy, health care system and schools. Some experts say it's also to blame for a recent spike in avalanche deaths. Seriously. So far this winter season, 32 peop...

White House says it’s responding to pressure to act fast on USPS problems

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The White House is working to quickly fill the vacant seats on the Postal Service Board of Governors. "President Biden has made clear his feelings on the current leadership of the Postal Service and the challenges i...

It’s time to stop calling slavery America’s ‘original sin’

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James Goodman, distinguished professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark, is the author of "Stories of Scottsboro," "Blackout" and "But Where Is the Lamb?" The views expressed here are his own. Read more opini...

The hardship beat: Why it’s essential for reporters to expose income inequality heightened by Covid-19

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(CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Trump's second impeachment trial has come and gone. The Senate has headed home on va...

It’s going to be a frigid Valentine’s weekend. Take advantage of it

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It's Valentine's Day weekend, lovers! Time to slip on your sexiest parka, break out the romantic double Slanket (a real thing that exists) and hunker down for a record-breaking, bone-chilling cold snap. How cold is...

Couples everywhere: Here’s why you (or they) can’t ever find anything. It’s not your fault

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"Where are the stamps?" I asked my wife. "I can't believe you are asking me. They are right where they always are," she yelled from across the room. This does nothing to help me in my quest. The stamps are nowhere t...

‘It’s a miracle,’ Dutch officials say as stowaway survives London to Holland flight in freezing temperatures

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A 16-year-old Kenyan boy has survived sub-zero temperatures on an hour-long flight from London to the Netherlands by hiding himself near the plane's landing gear. Dutch police are investigating the possibility of hu...

Biden team says it sees first signs of improvement in fight against pandemic but it’s a ‘daunting challenge’

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Fully ensconced in the depths of the coronavirus crisis, the Biden administration says it is seeing the first signs of improvement -- though officials say they're far from celebrating. President Joe Biden is beginn...

Poetry + football: It’s not as strange as it sounds

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Poetry and football. Two words you don't often hear in the same sentence. One is a lyrical, niche art form. The other is a violent, mass-consumed sport. There's something discordant about putting them together, like...

‘It’s frustrating’: Thousands of migrants sit in Mexico desperate for answers from the Biden administration

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Within the span of a year and a half, a Cuban couple living on the US-Mexico border were repeatedly threatened, attacked and lost a baby after being assaulted, as they waited for their next immigration court date in...

White House says it’s their policy not to let businesses tout Biden’s endorsement but they are mum on brother’s law firm ad

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The White House said Thursday it is their policy to not let businesses imply they have President Joe Biden's support or endorsement, but declined to comment on the record about an advertisement in which Frank Biden ...

Blinken to State Dept. staff: ‘It’s a new day for America; it’s a new day for the world’

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to his workforce for the first time as top US diplomat, telling them that "it's a new day for America; it's a new day for the world." Making his formal arrival at Am...

What Marco Rubio gets wrong about impeachment (it’s a lot)

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Marco Rubio isn't a big fan of the House's decision to impeach former President Donald Trump over the incitement of rioters who overran the US Capitol on January 6. "Waste of time impeachment isn't about accountabil...

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